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ERIC Number: EJ937301
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0278-2626
Mixed-Handedness Advantages in Episodic Memory Obtained under Conditions of Intentional Learning Extend to Incidental Learning
Christman, Stephen D.; Butler, Michael
Brain and Cognition, v77 n1 p17-22 Oct 2011
The existence of handedness differences in the retrieval of episodic memories is well-documented, but virtually all have been obtained under conditions of intentional learning. Two experiments are reported that extend the presence of such handedness differences to memory retrieval under conditions of incidental learning. Experiment 1 used Craik and Tulving's (1975) classic levels-of-processing paradigm and obtained handedness differences under incidental and intentional conditions of deep processing, but not under conditions of shallow incidental processing. Experiment 2 looked at incidental memory for distracter items from a recognition memory task and again found a mixed-handed advantage. Results are discussed in terms of the relation between interhemispheric interaction, levels of processing, and episodic memory retrieval. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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